Congress Center Leipzig wins sustainability award of the German meetings industry
The first ever presentation of the Meeting Experts Green Awards took place at the greenmeetings and events conference in Darmstadt, Germany, on 26 February 2013. The awards honour outstanding achievements in the area of sustainability by companies in the meetings and events sector and are awarded by an independent jury in five categories: Best Energy Management/ Conservation of Resources, Best Sustainable Event, Best Sustainable Event Centre/Location, Best Sustainable Human Resources Management and Best Sustainable Company/Association. The new Meeting Experts Green Award is organised by the GCB German Convention Bureau e.V. and the European Association of Event Centres (EVVC) and is be presented every two years at the greenmeetings and events conference.
The category "Best Sustainable Event" was won by Congress Center Leipzig as the host of the 50th ICCA Congress from 22 to 26 October 2011. As a member of the marketing cooperation "Feel the Spirit", which was coordinated by Leipzig Tourismus und Marketing GmbH and Leipziger Messe GmbH, Congress Center Leipzig and its local partners designed and implemented a sustainable mobility solution for the congress. The "ICCA Green Traffic Project", led by apprentices from the various companies, developed a transfer solution for congress participants, which used only local public transport services. Not only did the solution prove itself sustainable but the reception among participants and the public was overwhelmingly positive.
Leipzig has the "Best Convention Centre of Europe"
International voting in favour of the CCL.
The British professional magazine „Business Destinations" has voted the Congress Centre Leipzig (CCL) to be the „Best Convention Centre in Europe". The vote was held with the ACTE (Association of Corporate Travel Executives), the heads of the travel management departments of the 500 highest turnover companies in the world, and the readers of „Business Destinations". With more than 100,000 users on all continents the magazine is amongst the leading specialist titles of the business travel sector.
In the prize awarding the excellent conditions at the location of the CCL were emphasised, amongst them the infrastructure of the building and the surrounding facilities, the quality of the hotels, the reachability and the image of the city of Leipzig. But above all the CCL stands out through the exemplary cooperation with event organisers and service partners.
A great advantage was stated as being „the flexibility of the convention location with its modular concept". The CCL is a part of the Leipziger Messe and is directly connected with the exhibition halls and an impressive glass hall, which permit events of all sizes and all types. Martin Buhl-Wagner, managing director of the Leipziger Messe, confirms the high customer satisfaction and the growing international demand. The CCL took a great leap forwards by holding the ICCA-Congress 2011. The ICCA is the world association of the congress sector. „This was a stroke of luck for us", says Martin Buhl-Wagner. „We hosted for congress professionals from more than 50 countries, who now know the quality of the location and the professionalism of our team through their own experience. Through this the CCL is now firmly established on the map of internationally known convention centres." That the vote for the „Best Convention Centre in Europe" has fallen in favour of the CCL is certainly also a result of the ICCA world convention.
The prize of the specialist magazine „Business Destinations", the „Travel Award", is bestowed in twelve categories, amongst them e.g. for the „Best Hotel", „Best Airline & Airport" and the „Best Travel Management".